{
    "title": "Haas takes Tour of Oman lead",
    "image": "https:\/\/images.supersport.com\/2018\/2\/Nathan-Haas-170827-G300.jpg",
    "body": "<p>Australia's Katusha rider Nathan Haas clinched victory on stage two of the Tour of Oman on Wednesday, edging Belgian Greg Van Avermaet in the sprint after a challenging day of rolling terrain. <\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nThe win gave Haas top spot in the overall standings by four seconds thanks to the bonus seconds for the stage after Tuesday's flat mass finish won by Bryan Coquard.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\n\r\nWednesday's 167.5km ride featured some dramatic rolling terrain that saw a breakaway and 16 riders finishing 38 seconds ahead of the main pack.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\n\r\nThursday's third of six stages is designed for classics riders and should see another shake-up in the overall standings.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\n\r\n<strong>STAGE 2 RESULTS<\/strong><\/p>\r\n<p>\r\n\r\n1. Nathan Haas (AUS\/Katusha) 4hr 22min 15sec <br> 2. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL\/BMC) same time<br>  3. Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ\/Astana) s.t.<br>  4. Dries Devenyns (BEL\/Quick-Step) s.t. <br>  5. Merawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (ERI\/Dimension Data) s.t. <\/p>\r\n<p>\r\n<strong>OVERALL STANDINGS<\/strong><\/p>\r\n<p>\r\n\r\n1. Nathan Haas (AUS\/Katusha) 8hr 20min 46sec <br>  2. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL\/BMC) at 4sec<br>  3. Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ\/Astana) 6<br>  4. Merawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (ERI\/Dimension Data) 10<br>  5. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA\/Bahrain-Merida) 10. <\/p>",
    "blurb": "Australia's Katusha rider Nathan Haas clinched victory on stage two of the Tour of Oman on Wednesday, edging Belgian Greg Van Avermaet in the sprint after a challenging day of rolling terrain.",
    "date": "2018-02-14T18:45:49",
    "author": "",
    "credit": "AFP",
    "img_credit": "Nathan Haas \u00a9 Getty Images",
    "category": "International Cycling",
    "videos": []
}